B-2 Spirit hot-pit refueling in Iceland
A B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber from Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, lands at Keflavik Air Base, Iceland, Aug. 28, 2019. This is the B-2s first time landing in Iceland.
While in Iceland Airmen from Whiteman conducted hot-pit refueling, which is a method of refueling an aircraft without shutting down the engines. The use of strategic bombers in Iceland helps exercise Keflavik Air Base as a forward location for the B-2, ensuring that it is engaged, postured and ready with credible force to assure, deter and defend the U.S. and its allies in an increasingly complex security environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Barley)